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Haig Bathgate, Turcan Connell

Turcan Connell launches absolute return fund

Thu, 02/12/2010 - 06:05

Turcan Connell, an investment, legal, financial and tax advisory firm, has launched an absolute return fund – the third in its stable of unitised investment funds. The Absolute Return Fund offers a number of advantages over traditional bespoke portfolios and complements the existing CF TC Balanced Portfolio and CF TC Income Portfolio funds. »

Antonio Cacorino, a managing principal of StormHarbour Partners

StormHarbour launches Japanese broker-dealer

Wed, 01/12/2010 - 16:08

StormHarbour Partners, a markets and financial advisory firm, has launched a broker-dealer in Tokyo, established through the integration of NSH Securities into StormHarbour Partners. The new company, which is to be called StormHarbour Japan, is expected to be open for business on 1 December 2010, subject to regulatory approval. »

Tax

Eden Rock forms joint venture with Autumn Capital and Jericho Tax Lien

Wed, 01/12/2010 - 16:00

Autumn Capital Partners, Jericho Tax Lien Advisors and Eden Rock Capital Management have launched SPR Advisors to provide investors with access to US tax lien certificates. SPR brings together expertise in real estate, institutional fund management and investment technology. Investors are able to access SPR's strategies, which offer a short-dated portfolio with low correlation to major markets, directly and through fund products. »

Australia

Australian hedge funds up by 1.80 per cent in October

Wed, 01/12/2010 - 14:20

The past week has seen a continuation of the broadly positive results from Australia's absolute return and hedge fund sector, and with 94 per cent of single funds' October returns recorded, the average performance (non-weighted) was 1.80 per cent for the month. »

Alessandro Mauceri, chief executive of Palaedino Asset Management

Palaedino and Alix Capital launch investable Ucits alternative index

Wed, 01/12/2010 - 12:44

Palaedino Asset Management, adviser to the Axiom Fund, and Alix Capital, provider of the Ucits Alternative Index, have launched the first investable Ucits alternative index. The Axiom Ucits Alternative Investable Index Fund is a Ucits III Sicav registered with the CSSF in Luxemburg offering weekly liquidity. The new fund aims to replicate the Ucits Alternative Blue Chip Index. »

E. Craig Asche, executive director of the CAIA Association

CAIA Association to launch chapter in France

Wed, 01/12/2010 - 11:24

The Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association, an association for credentialed alternative investment professionals, will launch its 12th chapter in Paris on 7 December. The event is open to CAIA members, candidates and financial professionals in the alternative investment space. »

Globe and graph

SEI adds absolute return strategies

Wed, 01/12/2010 - 10:47

SEI has added absolute return strategies to its goals-based strategic portfolios with the aim of delivering further diversification and exposure to long-term capital growth whilst reducing risk. In addition to existing asset classes, such as equity, fixed income, liquidity and property, SEI has added a portfolio of absolute return strategies – equity long/short, equity market neutral, credit long/short, and global macro funds – which use the full investment capabilities of Ucits III. »

Handshake

BlueMountain appoints Louisa Strutt as director of business development

Wed, 01/12/2010 - 10:23

BlueMountain Capital Management, a private asset management company specialising in the global credit markets, has appointed Louisa Strutt as director of business development.  Based in BlueMountain’s London office, where the firm employs nearly 20 executives, Strutt will implement business development strategies to attract institutional investors and consultants in the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Scandinavia.  »

Shares

Real Estate Credit Investments NAV rises to EUR1.69 per ordinary share

Wed, 01/12/2010 - 05:57

Real Estate Credit Investments, the Cheyne Capital managed investment company formerly known as Queen’s Walk, has reported an increase in net asset value from EUR1.59 to EUR1.69 per ordinary share since its recent fundraising. »

Handshake

Apollo appoints Marc Spilker as president

Tue, 30/11/2010 - 12:39

Apollo Global Management has appointed Marc Spilker as president, effective 1 December 2010. Spilker will run the day to day operations of Apollo and sit on the company's executive committee. In addition to Spilker, Apollo's executive committee includes: Leon Black, chairman and chief executive officer; Josh Harris, senior managing director; Marc Rowan, senior managing director; and Henry Silverman, vice chairman and chief operating officer. »

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